Limb Transplants Facilitated by Bone Marrow Stem Cells

Kuo et al. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Feb;127(2):569-79. Composite tissue allografts are usually transplants of anatomical structures that contain multiple types of tissues. We have seen numerous high-profile examples of human composite tissue allografts such as whole hands, faces, and arms. While advancement of surgical techniques have made such transplants a reality, immunologically-mediated rejection remains [...]

2011-02-01T20:59:47+00:00February 1st, 2011|Adult Stem Cells, Bone Marrow, News, Stem Cell Research|

Study Shows Patient’s Own Stem Cells Help Stroke Recovery: 16 Treated Patients Improve in Comparison to 36 Controls

Lee et al Stem Cells 28:1099 Stroke is caused by blocked circulation to parts of the brain usually as a result of a blood clot. Outcomes of stroke are generally proportional to the length of time the circulation was blocked and to the amount of brain tissue injury and death. Although the introduction of “clot [...]

2011-01-01T21:15:45+00:00January 1st, 2011|Adult Stem Cells, Bone Marrow, News, Stem Cell Research, Stroke|

Differences between Stem Cells from the Placenta and Bone Marrow

Fazekasova et al. Mesenchymal stem cells were historically isolated from the bone marrow as an adherent stem cell population capable of “orthodox” differentiation, meaning that they have ability to become bone, cartilage, and fat. Further research revealed that these cells are also capable of “non-orthodox” differentiation, that is, becoming neurons, hepatocytes, insulin producing cells, and [...]

Enhancing Efficacy of Bone Marrow Transplant

Huang et al. Blood. [Epub ahead of print] Bone marrow transplantation has cured many patients of hematological diseases such as leukemias and lymphomas. Additionally, bone marrow transplantation is becoming used more and more in treatment of autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis. Unfortunately, there are still numerous limitations to this procedure. [...]

2010-12-29T21:23:31+00:00December 29th, 2010|Adult Stem Cells, Bone Marrow, News, Stem Cell Research|

Scientists identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice

(Times of India) It is well-known that stem cells exist in adult tissues. The most commonly known stem cell, the bone marrow stem cell, plays the physiological role of generating billions of blood cells per hour while being capable of making copies of itself. Subsequent to the discovery of the bone marrow stem cell in [...]

2010-09-01T15:50:49+00:00September 1st, 2010|Adult Stem Cells, Bone Marrow, News, Stem Cell Research|